Saturday, March 12, 2011

Inland

We live in Portland which is about 70 miles and the coast range from the ocean, so no we're not affected. We were in Seaside last weekend. Yesterday there were 3' waves where we were, but a warning continues in effect for the coastal areas of California and Oregon from Point Concepcion CA to the Oregon/Washington border.
Crescent City CA and Brookings OR sustained some damage in their harbors, and even in tiny DePoe Bay, where we visited a few weeks ago, currents were sufficiently enhanced that mooring lines and cleats were snapped; freeing some vessels and damaging docks.
Most of northern Oregon and Washington coasts have thus far remained essentially undisturbed - as one officer noted, "We get winter storms that're way worse than this".
Naturally, however, half a dozen guys have been swept into the sea; one of whom has not been recovered. This happens fairly regularly during coastal winters, though not usually in numbers. It appears that the tsunami warnings brought out adventurous souls hoping to photograph the events - which are actually better photographed from high ground.
Whenever the sea level drops noticeably, it's a good idea to head in the opposite direction. It's never wise to go down and investigate.
Our friends granddaughter is teaching in Japan. She is in Nagoya and felt the quake, but was not much affected. Their grandson is on his way there, aboard the USS Ronald Reagan. 
I continue to offer prayers for all affected by this disaster.

Japanese mosaic of Madonna and Child, 
in the Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth 
(a gift from Japanese Catholics to the church).


2 comments:

Happy Homemaker UK said...

A lovely post - I didn't realize the waves were bigger in the US. What a terrifying experience in Japan.

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there,

I'm glad to hear that you are alright in your corner of the world, yet my heart also, along with you, goes out to those folks in Japan!


Thanks for visiting and joining us for last week's TTTT and also for my 73rd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', as well!..,What a fabulous eggs and tea post..,
(Also, my apologies;I was out of the office and therefore unable to pop by until now)..,

Have a wonderful week ahead!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

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